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  • Weekend preview: Hot air, hot music and a jellyfish sombrero

    Weekend preview: Hot air, hot music and a jellyfish sombrero
    It’s not often that the Broward Center for the Performing Arts offers a concert by a singer whose songs are heard among the thumpy pop hits on Y100, but there are all kinds of new things going on at the big house on the New River. To be sure, it&...
  • Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor

    Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor
    When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...
  • Bach's B-Minor Mass, Handel's 'Theodora' and magnificent coincidence

    Bach's B-Minor Mass, Handel's 'Theodora' and magnificent coincidence
    Bach and Handel did not lead intersecting lives. Bach never left central Germany, while Handel became a cosmopolitan Londoner. Bach was a man of the church and had 20 children. Handel caught the theater bug and was not a family man (recent musicology...
  • 'Bad Grandpa' to take down 'Gravity'; Twitter hires Vivian Schiller

    After the coffee. Before riding a shopping cart to work.  The Skinny: "Ender's Game" looks like it's pulling in some decent early reviews. Hope it's good; the novel is still a favorite of mine. Today's stories include a look at the weekend box office,...
  • Ode to app: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony hits the iPad

    Ode to app: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony hits the iPad
    New to the modern classroom we call the app store is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. An app designed for iPads gives users the chance to go deeper into the work best known for its “Ode to Joy” movement. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony the...
  • Review: Walt Disney in fantasyland

    MADRID — Walt Disney was hardly a perfect American. He may have been the most famous and beloved American during his lifetime. But his private magic kingdom was not always the happiest place on Earth. Disney had his own private torments and is...